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Before You Go: Useful Information for 2019 AFS Annual Meeting Attendees

Friday, October 11, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
As you pack for the largest gathering of folklorists in the world, you’ll find links below to resources on our website that can help you prepare.

General Meeting Information

The 2019 Annual Meeting page is the information hub, with links to the meeting program, hotel and local information, meeting policies, and everything else related to the meeting.

Meeting News

Find a round-up of all the meeting-related news that has appeared in the AFS Review this year at 2019 Annual Meeting in the AFS Review, including a recent slew of guides to the program that have been curated by AFS special interest sections and committees, prize news, and suggestions for preparing for the meeting.

How to Stay Informed

Presenters, inform AFS immediately if your plans change, so that corrections can be shared with all attendees.

Late-breaking news will be posted to social media and integrated into the online program, but the single best place to find all updates is the online program addendum, which includes general announcements and late withdrawals. Check it regularly throughout the meeting, since all subsequent presentations shift to fill the gap when a paper is withdrawn.


Most program events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor at 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. You can find information about how to get there at

Exploring the Area

The Local Planning Committee has prepared an insiders' guide for visitors to Baltimore. Come to the registration table to pick up a printed insiders’ guide as well as information provided by VisitBaltimore,

Meeting Registration

The AFS meeting registration desk will be located outside the Constellation Ballroom on the 2nd floor. Registration hours are 2:00–5:00 pm on Wednesday, 7:30 am–2:30 pm on Thursday and Friday, and 7:30 am– 12:00 noon on Saturday. 

Social Media

Follow AFS on Twitter @afsfolklorists, and track posts about the meeting with the hashtag #afsam19. AFS is on Facebook at

AFS Office Closed

The AFS office will be closed for two weeks, starting Friday, October 11, while the staff is away to Baltimore for the 2019 Annual Meeting. During this time, staff will check email periodically, but may not be able to respond to all messages; we will begin to follow up on all inquiries when the office re-opens October 28.

Recent Announcements

Don’t miss these recent and important posts:

October 9, 2019
AFS President's Welcome to 2019 AFS Annual Meeting »
Dear colleagues, We are thrilled to welcome you to our 131st Annual Meeting with a program that exemplifies our me...
October 7, 2019
Welcome to Baltimore: 2019 AFS Meeting Program Sponsored by Local Planning Commiteee »
Our 2019 AFS Local Planning Committee is excited to welcome you to Baltimore, the hidden jewel of the East Coast, city of...
September 30, 2019 
Welcome to Newcomers to AFS Annual Meeting »
First and foremost, welcome! We look forward to seeing you at the American Folklore Society’s annual meeting—one of the...
September 20, 2019
International Attendees: Welcome and Guide to the 2019 AFS Annual Meeting »
By Leah Lowthorp (International Issues Committee) –– On behalf of the AFS Committee on International Issues,...
September 9, 2019
2019 AFS Meeting Offers Opportunities for Students »
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society offers events specifically designed for students, as well as a range...
August 1, 2019 
AFS Accessibility Plans Updated for 2019 and Beyond »
The AFS Guidelines for Accessible Presentations and AFS’s larger accessibility efforts continue to evolve, as ways to...
June 13, 2019
Two large-scale events will take place in Baltimore during the AFS Annual Meeting that may affect your travel plans...

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